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Returning to work

Returning to work after a long break can be tough. Whether it be returning from maternity leave or a sabbatical ramping on can be difficult. Returning to work

Here you will find articles about returning from maternity leave, advice on working from home, whether or not to work part-time and training you can undergo to make the process of re-entering the workplace as smooth as possible.

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new mum returning to work featured
05
Jul

Mum’s the word: Your rights as a new mother in the workplace

Jayne Harrison is Partner and Head of Employment Law at Richard Nelson LLP According to Workplace Insight, there has been a 70 per cent increase since 2018 in women being fired on maternity leave and the use of gagging orders following maternity-related disputes. Whilst this is not entirely reflective of every woman’s experience when returning...
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returners featured
01
Jul

How to help employees return to work easily and effectively

Article provided by Melissa Sergeant, Managing Director, Bishopsgate Financial Returning to work can be one of the most daunting tasks for people, particularly following time out of an organisation for parenting or family commitments. However, there are a number of ways that employers can help smooth the process and allow returners to re-enter the workforce...
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Working Mum balance featured
21
Jun

Returning to work after having a baby?

Here are four tips to making a successful transition to work after having a baby. Coaching and Consultancy Agency, ‘The Juggling Act’ is designed to empower parents re-entering the workplace, enhancing their focus and self-assurance as well as offering real-life practical exercises in negotiation and communication skills. Plan (now) and get support It’s never too...
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shared parental leave, mum, dad, family featured
23
May

How employers can go beyond maternity leave for working mums

Returning to work after having a child can bring about a range of emotions for working mums; the sense of excitement of coming back to a job they have been away from for 9+ months, but also the associated stresses of combining work life and new responsibilities of childcare. While employers and HR professionals have...
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Julie Hadfield featured
16
May

“How I made Partner” | Julie Hadfield, EY talks to Talking Talent

Fifteen years ago, Julie Hadfield was an accountant at EY, and struggling with low confidence. Now, she is a Partner at EY, mother of three young children, and co-creator of EY Absolute. It wasn’t easy, but she believes a combination of hard work, coaching and grit have empowered her to be more vocal about her...
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young children featured
18
Apr

The Gender Pay Gap: we need to talk about the C-word

Verena Hefti, CEO & Founder at Leaders Plus offers a new perspective on the Gender Pay Gap. The gender pay gap will not go away unless we solve that too many brilliant women tend to get stuck in middle management and stop progressing to senior leadership once they have children. This leaves us with a...
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Working Mum balance featured
04
Apr

Why being a working mother is vital for diversity in the workplace

“I recently read that there are more CEOs named John than there are women CEOs. I’m changing my name to John.”   (Overheard at ‘She Runs It’ – Working Mother of the Year Awards, 2017) Seven years ago, I had my first child. I was in my early 30s, and I had worked in the City...
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returners featured
15
Mar

Returning to work? Plan for a smooth start

Towards the end of last year, the Government Equalities Office announced a fund of £600,000 to help vulnerable women return to work. This includes providing assistance to women who have experienced issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health problems. The government also recognises that women with caring responsibilities are significantly disadvantaged. Caring responsibilities,...
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